Tuesday, September 28, 2010

THE VOICE PROJECT

Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit covering AA Bondy
Filmed at the chocolate factory





Delta Spirit's Matt Vasquez came through town to play a show at Webster Hall with Deer Tick and said he'd be down for doing an episode. We caught up with him and his friends from Mast Brothers Chocolate where everyone was meeting before heading over to the Dr. Dog show on Governors Island. Just looking at their website now, they have this one quote up from Pete Seeger, "I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other." When we first met with the women's groups in Uganda who were doing just that we told them that we wanted to help but also we wanted to spread their message of forgiveness and example of community to the world - these are women living in a true community, caring for each other in the face of some of the hardest circumstances one can imagine. Matt and the boys from Delta Spirit have been long time advocates for peace in Central East Africa and great friends and supporters of Invisible Children, and when we spoke on the phone and talked about the project Matt said absolutely right away, and thought that he'd like to pass it on to his friend AA Bondy. Many thanks to Matt for this impromptu session, to Kenny from IC for hooking us up, Kalim, and everybody at Mast Bros.